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Effectiveness of Public Training Programs Reducing the Time Needed to Find a Job/Eficacia de los programas públicos de formación en la reducción del tiempo necesario para encontrar un empleo

  • CANSINO MUÑOZ-REPISO, JOSÉ MANUEL

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    (Departamento de Teoría Económica y Economía Política.Universidad de Sevilla)

  • SÁNCHEZ BRAZA, ANTONIO

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    (Departamento de Teoría Económica y Economía Política.Universidad de Sevilla)

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    This paper estimes the average effect of a binary treatment on the time needed to find a job. Such a treatment is the training public schools program implemented in Seville. The research compares one training group and a control group. Two methods are developed with an interesting database. The first uses an estimator which weights observations by the inverse of the propensity score. This estimator let us conclude that, for participants, the time needed to find a job is reduced in 471 days. The second one is the differences estimator, it let us conclude that the time needed to find a job is reduced in 448 days. The evaluated program works as an active labour market policy with favourable effects on unemployed young people. Compared with other research in Spain, the obtained results show evidence in the same way as most of evaluation but stronger. A similar conclusion is derived from a comparison with international evidence disposable. El artículo estima el efecto promedio de un tratamiento binario sobre el tiempo de búsqueda de empleo. Dicho tratamiento consiste en el Programa de Escuelas taller y Casas de Oficio desarrollado en la Provincia de Sevilla. Los autores comparan un grupo de tratamiento y otro de control. Para la estimación se utilizan dos métodos con los datos ofrecidos por una importante base de datos. El primero utiliza un estimador que pondera las observaciones por la inversa de la probabilidad de participar en el programa de formación (“propensity score”). Este estimador permite concluir que, para los individuos participantes en el programa, el tiempo de búsqueda de empleo se reduce en 471 días. El segundo método de estimación consiste en el estimador de diferencias. Con este segundo método el tiempo de búsqueda de empleo se reduciría en 448 días. El programa evaluado funciona como una política activa en el mercado de trabajo con efectos positivos sobre los jóvenes desempleados. En comparación con investigaciones similares realizadas en España, los resultados obtenidos arrojan evidencia en el mismo sentido aunque muestran un efecto mayor. Una conclusión similar se obtiene de comparaciones con la evidencia internacional disponible.

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    Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
    Issue (Month): (Abril)
    Pages: 391 (26 págs.)

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